Congress will investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied under oath.
The major revelation came in the opening moments of the grilling of FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, summoned to Capitol Hill to explain why he recommended the Justice Department not press charges against Clinton in her email scandal, World Net Daily reports.
“Did Hillary Clinton lie?” bluntly asked House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
“To the FBI? We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI,” replied Comey.
As the dramatic back and forth continued, Chaffetz asked whether the FBI had investigated statements Clinton made to Congress while under oath, including when she asserted, “There was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received.”
“Not to my knowledge. I don’t think there’s been a referral from Congress,” said Comey.
“Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?” asked the chairman.
“We sure do,” said the director.
“You’ll have one,” promised Chaffetz, smiling and shaking his head for emphasis.
“You’ll have one in the next few hours.”
In his opening statement, Chaffetz said, “We’re mystified and confused by the facts you laid out and the conclusions you reached.”
Chaffetz began the hearing by saying, “It seems there are like two standards for dealing with classified info,” and that it “seem like the average Joe would be in handcuffs” for doing what Clinton did.
“I think there is a legitimate concern there is a double standard,” he emphasized. “If your name isn’t Clinton or you are not part of the powerful elite, Lady Justice will act differently.” Read more at World Net Daily.